The laundry room is a space we neglect to design yet are obliged to spend time inside every single week. Instead of treating it as an eye-sore reserved for chores, create a dashing space loaded with style. Here are 18 look-at-me designs for a dose of decor inspiration.
This made-over laundry room (see more of the decked-out space here) is ultra-inviting thanks to its shiplap-look walls and seaside style. But it’s also practical. We love the custom folding station encasing the machines to save on space.
Take The Floor
Small, enclosed spaces offer more creative license. Have fun! Go wild! This laundry-meets-mud room proves the power of bold floor tiles to transform an otherwise neutral space. The built-in cubbies also lend tons of storage opportunities.
Laundry rooms always get a bad rap for being dark and dingy. If you have the space, incorporate your washing zone into a light-filled room with big windows. Opt for a crisp neutral colour palette to bring in even more brightness.
Folding clothes has never looked so luxurious. HGTV Canada’s Scott McGillivray designed this well-appointed space for his family. The custom cabinets (complete with pull-out drying racks!) are a genius addition. Here’s a look inside more of the star’s thoughtfully designed home.
Remove the washer and dryer, and you’d easily mistake this farmhouse-style laundry room (designed by Fixer Upper’s Chip and Jo) for a modern country kitchen. We love the patterned tiles that extend to the ceiling together with the wood cabinets and matte black accents. Laundry day couldn’t come soon enough!
If not strategically designed, narrow spaces only invite clutter. Take cues from Jillian Harris and maximize square footage with stacked machines and storage above. Then add stylish features like patterned floor tiles, a contrasting light fixture and artwork. Here’s a full tour of this modernly made-over home.
HGTV designer Sarah Richardson’s off-the-grid family home is a lesson in flawless-meets-functional design. Here, she created a flex space that operates as both a laundry zone and home office. The soothing baby blue and wood scheme makes it all the more welcoming.
Draw inspiration from this compact laundry area and go big with a high-impact hue. The lime-green glass tile backsplash adds a delightful splash of colour, while the clothing rod and large cupboards maintain order. Here’s a peek inside this bright BC beach house.
When a space receives this much natural light, maximize its brightness with a soft white and wood palette. We love this room’s paned glass display case repurposed as towel storage. Tour the rest of this Prince Edward Country vacation home for more stylish design solutions.
For a seamless aesthetic, go custom and conceal your bulky washer and dryer behind a cupboard door as seen in this lovely laundry area. The grey-blue cabinetry lends character, especially when paired with dark wood flooring.
How to make one wall as practical as possible? Take it from the Property Brothers and flank your washer and dryer with floor-to-ceiling cabinets, then install a small folding surface above the machines. Add brass accents for a hint of glam.
Never has a laundry room felt so fresh and clean. This bright and modern space proves a minimalist aesthetic goes a long way. And when you have this much square footage, loads of custom storage is a no-brainer.
Wood and white come together to create a warm, cozy laundry space that makes doing chores feel far more pleasant. Ample storage cabinets also make organization a breeze. See the entire beautified home here.
This tiny spot packs style into every square inch. From the glossy white floor-to-ceiling subway tiles to the rustic wood open shelving, we’ll throw a load of laundry into this room any day of the week.
Pure and Simple
This pared-back, predominately white laundry room is a breath of fresh air. Its no-fuss utilitarian design is easy to replicate – including all of its fabulous storage solutions!
If your laundry zone is relegated to the basement, carve out a designated folding nook complete with built-in cubbies and woven baskets. Glass canisters are another stylish option for storing detergents and other small essentials.